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Avg. test scores 39%
High school dipl. 18%
Bachelors degree 175%

Bethesda school information

IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
Average Test Scores68%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools181,16379,221
Total private schools2467424,874
Total post-secondary schools41127,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Bethesda are 39% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Bethesda
  • 97.8% of people in Bethesda have completed 8th grade
  • 97.7% of people in Bethesda have completed high school
  • 83.2% of people in Bethesda have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Bethesda

      IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
      Completed 8th grade97.8%87.5%84.3%
      Completed high school97.7%86.5%83.0%
      Completed some college93.3%64.2%59.4%
      Completed associate degree86.1%44.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors83.2%38.4%30.3%
      Completed masters55.6%17.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree28.0%5.5%3.3%
      Completed doctorate11.2%2.5%1.3%

      Bethesda, MD School Districts

      • Montgomery County Public Schools

      There are a total of 18 public schools, 24 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Bethesda. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Bethesda, MD schools is 68%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Bethesda, MD, an average of 97.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 97.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Wolf Trap, VA16,72295%93%
      Great Falls, VA15,78695%93%
      McLean, VA48,86795%92%
      Mantua, VA7,49794%91%
      Wakefield, VA12,69793%90%
      Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Waltham, MA62,69957%16%
      South Jordan, UT62,75146%7%
      Broomfield, CO62,44948%3%
      Greenville, SC62,77657%15%
      Bowling Green, KY62,82445%9%
      Bethesda, MD62,60868%39%
      Source: The Bethesda, MD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.